Most employers nowadays are aware that taking their teams on away days and getting them to engage in team building activities away from the usual work environment are beneficial on a number of levels.
However, have you ever thought about why specifically getting involved in outdoor activities as part of your team building in the Peak District might be beneficial?
According to a recent article for Business Computing World, taking your team out of their usual routine by engaging in outdoor activities can be especially helpful if they’re feeling demoralised.
Getting out into the countryside, with the fresh air, could “give them just the boost they need”, the article suggested, noting that there is such a wide range of options in terms of the activities on offer that there’s bound to be something for everyone.
Kayaking, mountain walking, raft building and even just getting involved in physical team building activities in the great outdoors can all have a positive effect.
If you’re looking for something that will get everyone to really gel as a team, the website suggests a survival skills workshop or something similar.
Last month, Boss Magazine suggested that team outings are essential if you want to improve the performance of your team once they’re back in the office. The publication noted that anything that encourages people to think differently is good for team building, and could even allow colleagues to form closer ties if they interact with each other in a different way.
Having these shared experiences may also be a good way to help a relatively new team to connect and collaborate more effectively at work.